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Code Platoon

Online, Chicago
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About Code Platoon

Location: Online, Chicago

Code Platoon is a 501(c)3 non-profit that helps veterans and military spouses transition into the civilian workforce by providing technical training and career placement. Students can participate in the training program through a 14 week full time, immersive... Read More

The Python and Javascript track includes five modules: Computer science/programming fundamentals, the World Wide Web, Data Science, Amazon Web Services, and Creating Applications.

No previous programming skills are required. Upon graduation, students are eligible for paid internships with our corporate sponsors.

Code Platoon is an approved VET TEC training provider through the Department of Veteran Affairs. In-Person students may also use their GI Bill. All students are eligible to apply for general scholarships once enrolled in the program.

Courses

DevOps Cloud Engineering

Cost: $18,000
Duration: 28 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

Duration: 28 weeks
Tuition: $18,000

Full-Stack Software Engineering: Evenings & Weekends

Cost: $18,000
Duration: 28 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

The Code Platoon part-time program is 35 weeks in length and can be completed in-person or remotely. Classes will meet two evenings during the week and all day on Saturday. Students will learn the same curriculum as our full-time students and have access to the same resources including teaching assistants, mentors, and career services.

General scholarships are available to all students. In-person students may be eligible to use their GI Bill.

Subjects:
Git, Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Full-Stack Software Engineering: Immersive

Cost: $18,000
Duration: 15 weeks
Locations: Online, Chicago
In-person Available Online
Course Description:

The skills taught by Code Platoon (CP) revolve around getting a job as a junior or intern-level software engineer. For the 2019 cohorts, there will be two tracks offered: one in Ruby and Javascript and the other in Python and Javascript.

Python and Javascript Track (5 Modules)

Module 1 (Weeks 1-4): Computer science / programming fundamentals
This includes algorithm scripting, version control, data types and structures (variables, booleans, integers, strings, objects, operators, loops, etc.). This also includes covering object-oriented programming, inheritance, polymorphism, database persistence, SQL, and data modeling an application. The languages to be covered in these weeks are Python, Javascript, and PostgreSQL. This module is important in building a base for students to think through problems and build the skills necessary to troubleshoot issues.

Module 2 (Weeks 5-6): The World Wide Web
This module includes the foundations of how content on the Internet and on web pages is created. It covers HTML/CSS/Javascript as it pertains to a webpage. The module also covers how data is sent over the internet and how the HTTP/HTTPS protocols for the web work. Students will write their own HTTP server by the end of this module. This module is important because the world of software engineering and especially web development calls for engineers to have an understanding of how their code will impact the larger web ecosystem.

Module 3 (Week 7): Data Science
Data science is an increasingly popular sector of technology, powering Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Using industry-recognized Python libraries including NumPy, Pandas, Jupyter Notebook, and publically available datasets, students will learn the basics of data science and be able to get a leg up in their junior developer interviews.

Module 4 (Weeks 8-10): Amazon Web Services
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is cloud-based hosting for modern technology companies. These companies generally look for people certified in AWS technologies to get their product online. Code Platoon has been accepted as an AWS Academy - an organization that Amazon has vetted with their curriculum. Students will be trained to take and hopefully pass the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam, receiving an industry recognized certification.

Module 5 (Weeks 11-14): Creating Applications
This module will teach students how to create modern-day web applications, including database design and integration, web routing, and the Model View Controller framework through a Python framework called Django. They will learn to integrate the ReactJS framework on top of their Django application and deploy that using Amazon Web Services technologies. This is the most important module as it is where students learn the skills that employers will expect them to have on the first day of the job and they will see how all the skills that they have learned in the first 4 modules come together to build a full application.

Subjects:
Ruby, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Python, React.js, Django, JavaScript, AWS

Code Platoon Reviews

Average Ratings (All Programs)

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4.97/5 (107 reviews)

Tristan Zimmerman
Graduated: 2023

9/18/2023

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Full-Stack Software Engineering: Immersive

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"Fantastic experience to build a foundation in software development"

I would highly recommend Code Platoon to any service member or spouse looking to get into software development. I recently graduated from their Full-Stack Software Engineering course and I am blown away at the progress I and my classmates made in such... Read More

Anonymous
Graduated: 2023

9/18/2023

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"Code Platoon offers an incredible opportunity for veterans and veterans' spouses to learn and develop programming and coding skills with world-class instructors and a supportive student body."

Pros: - The staff, instructors, and fellow students are supportive and focused on helping you learn the skills to become a full-time software developer utilizing javascript, python, HTML/CSS, postgresql, Django, and React. - The program includes interview,... Read More

Rogelio De La Garza
Software Developer | Graduated: 2023

9/15/2023

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Full-Stack Software Engineering: Immersive

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"Best Bootcamp for Veterans / Military for Software Development"

I recently Graduated from Code Platoon in their Uniform Platoon Full-Stack course. My experience with Code Platoon is one I will never forget. I learned more in 3 months than I would of learn in any college setting. As a prior college student and military... Read More

Jose Delgado
Cloud-Based Software Engineer | Graduated: 2023

5/22/2023

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Full-Stack Software Engineering: Immersive

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"Best way to transition from service to software"

I was not the most experienced, nor was I the least experienced. However, I feel I can safely speak for a vast majority of the class in that we learned more in the past four months than I already knew through college or previous courses. Code Platoon... Read More

David hichens
Graduated: 2023

5/21/2023

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Full-Stack Software Engineering: Immersive

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"Great overall experience"

Walked in with almost zero experience or knowledge. Walked out with a good baseline of knowledge, and the confidence to keep learning, growing, and applying the things I've learned. The instructors know their stuff and will work with you individually... Read More

Sean Madden
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2023

4/20/2023

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Full-Stack Software Engineering: Evenings & Weekends

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"Great Coding Bootcamp!"

I was lucky to find out about the VET TEC pilot program and get accepted into it. I always wanted to be a software engineer, but I didn't want to start over with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science since I already had one in Cybersecurity. When I... Read More

Joseph Barron
Graduated: 2023

2/23/2023

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Full-Stack Software Engineering: Immersive

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"Received full-time software engineering job offer 1.5 months after graduating"

Title says it all. I received a job offer shortly after graduating Code Platoon. For veterans looking to transition into the competitive software engineering industry, I would recommend attending this boot camp. Code Platoon gives you the skills and knowledge.... Read More

Anonymous
Junior Developer | Graduated: 2022

11/28/2022

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"Great experience, highly recommended"

I attended the Evening and Weekend program (fully remote) from January 2022 - July 2022. I had been coding pretty basic projects in sort of an IT help desk role for a couple years leading up to the program; I had no experience with modern frameworks or... Read More

Justin Peterson
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

9/15/2022

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"One of my favorite experiences!"

I absolutely loved my experience with Code Platoon. I participated remotely through the DOD SkillBridge program and was very pleasantly surprised at how included I felt in the overall course. The staff is great, the instructors are great, the curriculum... Read More

Hunter M
Software Engineer | Graduated: 2022

9/9/2022

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Web Developer

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"Tremendous Experience"

I recently graduated from Code Platoon's Immersive 15 Week Full Stack Software Development Course, which I attended remotely and I highly recommend it. This program turns individuals with zero coding experience to capable and knowledgable Full Stack Software... Read More

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